Breeders’ Cup

Late Breeders’ Cup Foal Nomination Closes December 15

The Breeders’ Cup issued a reminder today that Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the last opportunity for horsemen to nominate weanlings of 2019, for a $1,500 fee, to the Breeders’ Cup program. The $1,500 nomination entitles each foal with lifetime eligibility to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Racing […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Maximum Security Emphatic In Cigar Mile Victory

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security has been the subject of controversy throughout his sophomore season, but there could be no argument that the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was much the best in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Out-sprinting Breeders’ Cup winner Spun to Run on the lead, Maximum Security and Luis […]

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‘Cool-Minded’ Another Miracle Switches Back To Dirt For Tampa’s Inaugural Stakes

Although Antonio Gallardo has never ridden 2-year-old colt Another Miracle in a race or a workout, trainer Gary Contessa is confident the two will hit it off like old friends in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. “This horse is so well-mannered and so smart that it doesn’t matter,” said Contessa, the veteran […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Spun To Run ‘Pumped Up’ For Cigar Mile

Robert P. Donaldson’s Spun to Run, trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero, is the ‘now’ horse heading into Saturday’s 31st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack. The rapidly-improving 3-year-old Hard Spun colt will likely lead a talented field of 11 into the turn in the Cigar Mile, a race which anchors […]

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Godolphin Repeats As John Deere Award Winner For Outstanding Breeders Of Breeders’ Cup World Championships And Challenge Series

Rewarded for wins by its progeny on three continents, Godolphin, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has repeated as the winner of the John Deere Award honoring the outstanding breeder of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The John Deere Award, presented by Breeders’ Cup […]

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Commentary: Don’t Concede Higher Moral Ground To Critics Of Horse Racing

As the horses paraded up to the Churchill Downs starting gate last May at the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest horse race, months of eager anticipation gave way to sudden bursts of applause from the fans. These fans were cheering for the horses, for a moment, their horses. Loading into the gate, their horse, in their […]

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Corey Nakatani Officially Announces His Retirement From The Saddle

After a long road to recovery spanning over 15 months, jockey Corey Nakatani has officially ridden his last race. Known for his competitive spirit and his will to win, Nakatani has left an indelible mark on the sport of horse racing including 3,909 total wins and over $234 million in earnings (12th all-time). His last […]

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Industry Groups Launch Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Aimed At Reforms

The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations today announced the creation of an industry-led effort to unify and enhance existing protections and work together to develop new reforms to ensure the safety of the sport’s equine and human athletes. Partnering together under the name Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, the group seeks to create and implement a series […]

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